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Master Gardener Plant Sale!

Saturday, April 25th, the Master Gardeners will be selling plants grown here in our demonstration garden! Locally grown ornamental and vegetable plants will be available for purchase, along with advice on planting from our Master Gardeners. Check back… Read More

What’s in Season Now?

April showers bring May flowers–and your Fresh from Florida April Shopping List! Shelley Swenson is your local Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent III, UF/IFAS Wakulla County.

Resurrection Ferns

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director With Easter just around the corner, what better plant to observe than one with the power to rise from the dead? The resurrection fern is aptly named for its… Read More

Blue Violets and Horse Sugar

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Spring is a time of renewal–its gentle warmth encouraging bursts of color in the most unexpected places. Even the tiniest plants are doing their best to compete with the… Read More

Japanese Wisteria

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The sweet smell of spring is here, in part to the abundance of Japanese wisteria covering the trees in the area. The kudzu-like invasion of this flowering vine can… Read More

Snakes!

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Human kind’s fear of snakes is long-lived and wide-spread. Even the most classic story, “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling was altered in the Disney adaptation to make Kaa,… Read More

Gall Wasps

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Mothers want what is best for their offspring. Surprisingly, one of the greatest mothers of all may be the tiny wasp, Callirhytis. Often mistaken as a fly, the gall… Read More

Smilax

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Perseverance is a respectable trait in any person. Unfortunately, it is less than pleasant when applied to a thorny vine, such as smilax. Its determined nature is why it thrives… Read More

Plants are Beginning to Reawaken from Winter

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Groundhogs across the United States agree, winter is far from over. Some plants and trees in our area, however, are trying their best to get a head start for spring…. Read More

Sweet Gum and Yaupon

Les Harrison is your local UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Yaupon and sweet gum have a history dating back before Seminoles roamed this region. Yaupon was used in ceremonies as a natural “cleanse,” resulting in settlers giving it the… Read More